BROCCOLI RICE CASSEROLE   1/2 stick margarine (or butter) 1 pkg. frozen chopped broccoli 1/2 c. Cheeze Whiz (or Velveeta or other cheese, cut up) 1 small onion, minced 1/2 c. water 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 c. Minute Rice Sauté onion Sauté onion in butter or margarine. Cook broccoli as usual. Mix other [...]

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More than $103,000 raised during Morrison County’s 21st annual event By Terry Lehrke, News Editor With individuals, families, teams and businesses working together, the Morrison County Relay for Life is truly a community event. This year, Morrison County raised more than $103,000 for the fight against cancer. Surrounded by luminaries, honoring those who have survived cancer and [...]

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Goal is to raise close to $20,000 for black granite memorial at Billig Park By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Soon, Pierz will join other cities in showcasing a veterans memorial to honor those who have served the United States in the Armed Forces. The Rich Prairie American Legion Post #341 received the city’s permission to put the [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent  Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota’s annual Habitat 500 bike ride brought visitors to Little Falls, July 18. The ride route is different each year, bringing a group to town every few years. The Habitat 500 is a measure of the number of miles riders have the opportunity to ride during the seven-day [...]

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By David Hoadley, Correspondent  Area knitters have a new type of yarn and some tasty local meat and other items will soon be available in the Little Falls area, thanks to a newly-relocated family and their unique livestock. Lydia Strand, her husband Jared, and their daughter Sophie are raising registered Icelandic sheep on the farm they’re [...]

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Multi-instrumentalist and composer Greg Herriges of Minneapolis will perform at Music in the Park in Staples Sunday, July 27, at 7 p.m. Herriges plays an eclectic mix of original and traditional world music on guitar, voice and bouzouki (Greek lute), with an innovative approach honed by his studies of Asian and other international styles. A [...]

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Great River Arts will present a summer art program, “Mastering the Messy: Painting and Clay Camp.” The camp is a four-day session for children in grades 3-8 held at Great River Arts Aug. 11-14, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Students will experiment with a variety of materials and techniques that encourage getting their hands [...]

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Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center and Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF)  announcd that the Royalton Yes Team was awarded the first place “Yes” award for its 2013-2014 project accomplishments. For their efforts, members of the team received $1,000 in award funding to be used in future Yes Team work. Team awards in Central Minnesota totaling $2,250 [...]

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